Category Archives: Healthy Eating

10 Tasty Ways to Tempt Your Family to Eat More Vegetables

Looking for a way to convince those picky eater in your house to eat more veggies? Check out this article on 10 ways to help you get them over the hump.Ideas and recipes for getting your family to eat more vegetables, including oven fries, roasts, purees, kale chips, cheese-y sauce, muffins, dips, and more.

Source: 10 Tasty Ways to Tempt Your Family to Eat More Vegetables

Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, September 14 – 18, 2015

Check out the weekly plant-based menu from my favorite recipe site: Vegkitchen.comA week’s worth of plant-based (vegan) dinner ideas, including potato and corn soup, easy bean burritos, hearty lentil and spinach pasta, quinoa casserole, and

Source: Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, September 14 – 18, 2015

Canned Versus Fresh Produce: Which Should You Use When Cooking? – Clean Eating

There are many factors to consider: availability of fresh produce, time on hand, and the quality of the canned produce in the market, among others. Here’s how to make the right choice.

Source: Canned Versus Fresh Produce: Which Should You Use When Cooking? – Clean Eating

12 High-Protein Vegan Main Dishes Featuring Tempeh

I have had some great dishes made with tempeh. It can be a great substitute for fish in your vegan/vegetarian dishes, My wife makes an incredible fried fish meal with tempeh that will have you thinking that you are eating a piece of real fish.

Click the link below and explore some great recipes that use tempeh.  Tempeh is a fermented soyfood,and like its culinary cousin tofu is quite versatile, but has a more distinct flavor as well as a dense, chewy texture.

Source: 12 High-Protein Vegan Main Dishes Featuring Tempeh

Top Protein Sources for the Plant-Based Diet

The question always comes up on “Where does the protein come from in a vegan/vegetarian diet?” Check out this great article to get the answer to that burning question.

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Best protein sources for the plant-based (vegan) diet, including legumes, whole grains, nuts, soy foods, and more.

Source: Top Protein Sources for the Plant-Based Diet

Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, August 24 – 28, 2015

Check out this week of meals planned and laid out by one of my favorite websites. Hoping to bring you great meals and recipes on a regular basis.

Click the link below for all of the information.

 

A week’s worth of plant-based (vegan) dinner ideas featuring soft tacos, tofu skillet, quinoa salad, basil and tomato pasta, and basil and tomato pizza.

Source: Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, August 24 – 28, 2015

8 Tasty Vegan Salad Dressings

Once again we have some great vegan recipes from our friends at VegKitchen.com. Check them out and give a try. We would love to hear from you in the comments to this post on how they worked out for you and your family.Here are 8 vegan salad dressings including vegan ranch, French, parsley, green goddess, sesame-ginger, tangy tahini, and spinach & basil pesto.

Source: 8 Tasty Vegan Salad Dressings

Smoothie Days of Summer – Day 8

On day eight of our smoothie days of summer, we are going to introduce you to an incredible tasting nutricious smoothie.

Day eight’s smoothie is the Matcha-Mint Smoothie.

Skip the morning coffee, and start your day with a melon-and-matcha-powered smoothie. The caffeine in the antioxidant-packed green tea powder won’t give you the jitters the way that coffee does.

Ingredients

1 cup chilled honeydew melon chunks

1/2 cup soft silken tofu

1 Tbs. lemon juice

1 tsp. matcha green tea powder

1 tsp. honey (or to taste)

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

PER 1-CUP SERVING: 156 cal; 9 g prot; 3 g total fat (<1 g sat fat); 25 g carb; 0 mg chol; 70 mg sod; 2 g fiber; 21 g sugars